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Aug 16, 2009 6:00pm EDT
his hometown. >> i believe it would have an enormous impact upon america. in other words, you are telling the taxpayer that everybody is suffering and you're suffering. >> reporter: chicago's not the only american city that's forcing furlough days upon its workers. in fact, some local and state governments are incorporating them on a regular basis, desperate to cut budgetsag anywhere they can. michigan wants to save nearly $22 million through six unpaid days. in colorado, furlough days may be accompanied by pay cuts as well. but nothing compares to california, where more than 90% of state workers will be off on the first and third friday of each month until june of 2010. >> it's a much better alternative than people being laid off. >> reporter: despite the sacrifices by city workers, chicago will still be $300 million short of what it needs to fund next year's budget. diana alvear, abc news, chicago. >>> today, an american man who was in prison in one of the most reclusive and repressive countries on earth was set free after a visiting u.s. senator won his release. this man's free
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Aug 31, 2009 4:30am EDT
"good morning america" or you can get the latest any time at abcnews.com. >>> former vice esident dick cheney is once again on the attack over the justice department's investigation of bush era detainee interrogations. attorney general eric holder named a special prosecutor last week after a newly released report said the cia not only used waterboarding but also a gun and an electric drill to threaten terror suspects. cheney says the probe is all about politics. >> i think it's an outrageous political act that will do great damage long term to our capacity to be able to have people take on difficult jobs, make difficult decisions without having to worry about what the next administration is going to say. >> cheney also accused president obama of caving to the left wing of the democratic party for allowing the investigation to get under way. mr. obama has implied he'd prefer not to prosecute cia agents for their interrogation activities and he says he is leaving the investigation up to the attorney general. >>> and now that the president is back in washington after his vacation he'
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Aug 29, 2009 7:00am EDT
paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. it is august 29th. saturday morning. and a who's who of american politics is descending on boston. th's where kate snow is this morning. good morning, kate. >> good morning, bill. senator ted kennedy lies in pose. a senate delegation will arrive shortly to the library where we are to pay their last respects. we'll have journey to his final resting place. we'll talk to one of his nephews about carrying on his legacy. and we'll talk to some of his former staffers, including supreme court justice steven breyer. and he'll talk about how he inspired them to greatness. i know you have more to come in new york, bill. >> we do, kate. >>> we have the latest on that shocking story out of california. jaycee dugard, kidnapped in california. held for 18 years. we're learning new details, including just how close the authorities came to finding jaycee, when neighbors had their suspicions. >>> and a different story in northern california. everything must go, if it's government property, that is. the state is in such dire financial straits, they're hav
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Aug 11, 2009 11:35pm EDT
hobby. >> pageant owner annette hill believes america's backlash against pageants all began with the precocious images of jonbenet ramsey parading across the stage in 1996. ♪ ♪ >> next on "larry king live" -- >> she says the media tends to focus on the negative. >> do you want to go into child protective services? >> as do movies like "little miss sunshine". ♪ >> some people in america are disgusted by these pageants. >> we well, i think that's their opinion. we're not going to stop doing them. parents enjoy showcasing their kids. what is wrong with that? as long as you keep it in a positive aspect, i don't think anything is wrong with that. >> the spray tans, whis it so necessary? why can't children be beautiful the way they are? >> the tan, i mean, i just think it looks pretty to be tanned. you know? swimsuit models, whatever. you want to have a nice glow to you. >> but she's 4. >> but she's 4. >> look in the bathroom -- >> as for the over the top costumes? many people are concerned they're sexualizing these very young girls. do you think the show girl outfit is appropriate f
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Aug 28, 2009 11:00pm EDT
remember the man they called teddy. >> ♪ god bless america >> it was a celebration of life that mirrored the life that he led, music, laughter, family. >> he taught by example and with love. he showed us how to keep going, to love each other, no matter how mad we got, and keep working for what we believe in. his niece and nephew, children of his brother killed by assassins, spoke of him as a father. >> every single one of my brothers and sisters needed a father, and we gained one through uncle teddy. we needed someone to hang onto, and teddy was always there. >> fellow senators spoke of him as a friend. am i was privileged to serve there, but i think most of my colleagues would agree the police will not be the same without him. >> john fitzgerald kennedy inspired our america. robert kennedy challenged our america. and are teddy changed america. >> the three hours of intensely personal memories followed two days of public viewing by kennedy's other family. in estimated 50,000 people filed past the flag draped coffin, sharing gratitude and hope. >> he was an inspiration to so many
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Aug 12, 2009 4:30am EDT
years from now an "america this morning" stamp. >> hard to believe but i hope so. >> you can get the latest business news any time at our website, abcnews.com. >>> coming up next on this wednesday, a major criminal investigation. did the host of a tv crime show order murders to boost his ra ratings? >>> a new message from one of the american women brought home from north korea one week ago today. >>> welcome back. these are the latest headlines from abc news. >>> president obama is trying to regain the momentum in the health care debate by using town hall meetings to press his case. >>> familyembers have gathered at the kennedy come pond in h n hyannisport, mass to remember eunice kennedy shriver. >>> frank dipascali, former cfo for bernard madoff has pleaded guilty and is being held as a flightrying. >>> allegedly commissioning five murders in an effort to boost his ratings. wallace souza not only the host he's a state lawmaker but authorities say his show's cameras suspiciously been at drug trafficker's murder scenes before police knew about them. he's also accused of his own drug
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Aug 17, 2009 4:30am EDT
.' america. tokyo's nikkei average tumbled 3% today. hong kong's hang seng is down sharply. in london the ftse opened lower. this comes after a down week on wall street last week. the dow fell 48 points and starts the week at 9,321. the nasdaq dropped 14 points to close at 1985. >>> general motors is looking to capitalize on the growing market for ultra low cost car in developing markets. "the wall street journal" is reporting that gm is planning to build a car that will sell for around $4,000. gm is looking to make up for declining sales in the u.s. the first car chrysler produces with new partner fiat may not be made in the usa. chrysler will build the fiat 500 in mexico. that could lead to a backlash among u.s. taxpayers who helped save the automaker but chrysler is said to be building the engines in michigan. >>> a new promotion to build up sales. ihop is offering free kids' meals seven nights a week for the next month with the purchase of an adult meal. according to "usa today" several smaller chains have been offering similar deals. >> one more reason i wish i was still a kid. >> ca
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Aug 19, 2009 4:30am EDT
to meet new demand from america's consumers. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning. and thanks for being with us.we violent weather, which has ravished parts of eastern texas. >> it started yesterday afternoon, in the houston area, with heavy rain, strong wind and at least one tornado. >> meanwhile, a construction worker died after rainwater flooded the tunnel he was working in. >> water came in from everywhere. they were saying. and didn't know where it was coming from. had to go in there while they were on air, breathing air. we had to have hoses in there. we didn't know what the atmosphere was. >> two men were able to escape. but a body of a third worker was found about 50 feet inside the tunnel. >>> in nearby beaumont, texas, a tornado struck without warning in a crowded shopping center, sending people running for their lives. the twister touched down outside the kohl's department store, around 2:00 tuesday afternoon, catching shoppers offguard. a worker at a nearby restaurant grabbed his cell phone, capturing this video of the twister's powerful winds. >> it went ov
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Aug 8, 2009 7:00am EDT
abc, inc. >>> go morning, america. >>ood morning. it is saturday, august 8th and we're going to keep running thatusic there? >> disco. >> and good news. good news for job hunters out there. latest unemployment numbers went down slightly for the first time fifillstarti to hire.cocoulbe a but flipside is that 15 million americans are still looking for work. what if theyey joined a club, le a book club, but for seers. >>> also this morning, the yo ww rkseom who w killed seven people and herself driving the wrong way. had dedevice the legal limit of alcohol and marijuana in her blood. but her husband swears he's never seen her drunk ever. either he's lying, the coroner's wrong, or she had a secret addiction. how is sanssible?le? dul.also, what's next for paula she says sheea's lngamvi "erican idol." is it a gooderove to quit the most populgo sarw on television? look at some other stars. they made risky decisions. will she soar like a clooney? or fade like a dunkleman? that's coming up. >>> first this morning, the fight is on. testing for the swine flu vaccine began late friday, in seattl
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Aug 31, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking news. two firefighters die as they try to travel through massive wildfires in california. nearly 50,000 acres ablaze. 12,000 homes threatened. >>> our house is gone. >> are you serious? >> i'm standing right there. >> sam champion reports live on the scene. >>> house of horror. new details from inside the compound where jaycee dugard was held for 18 years. her stepfather here with us live, the latest on jaycee and her daughters. and with the two woman who helped crack the case through their mother's intuition. >>> high alert. what west point cadets are teaching all of us about avoiding swine flu. ♪ >>> why a song has sometimes what the doctor ordered. dr. mehmet oz on how to gain more sleep and gain more energy without pills. >>> we say good morning, america. closing out august, the 31st, 2009. so great to have you back. >> my time away was restful and productive. got much needed rest and on the road on assignment and share those stories in the near future. so much news. we'll begin with a half a dozen fires burning across california, the
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Aug 16, 2009 8:00am EDT
the thieves ever be caught? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. i love that music. it's sunday, august 16th. >>> other news this morning, president obama wrapping up his trio of town halls. hoping to turn the tide in the health care debate. we have a report -- a reporter traveling with the president and also talking with jake tapper. who's hosti ining "this week." >> also, a fascinating look inside the health insurance industry. this is probably the most high-profiled whistle blower. somebody who had a real convergent moment. when she saw people lined up in the rain for health care. it oin. sg inut obook of the big >> alsat t lonhet hees t heart-wrenching story of an 8-year-old american boy abducted by his own mother, stuck in an italian orphanage. while father tries desperately to get him back here. >>> and also, this sounds kind of ridiculous, dogs teaching kids how to read. but it's a very successful program. highly trained teachers in a certain way. we'll explain how that works coming up. >>> we begin with the california wildfires, ra
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Aug 20, 2009 4:30am EDT
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Aug 6, 2009 4:30am EDT
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Aug 10, 2009 4:30am EDT
. be sure to stay with us for "good morning america." the head of the ntsb will be here with the latest on the investigation. that's this morning starting at 7:00. >>> we are following a developing story in iraq this morning where a devastating wave of bombings has left dozens dead. near the northern city of mosul two truck bombs targeted a shiite neighborhood. at least 25 people were killed and more than 70 hurt. and in baghdad, two car bombs targeting construction workers killed at least 16 people and left more than 80 injured. no group has claimed responsibility, but the attacks appear to be the work of al qaeda. >>> president obama is in guadalajara, mexico for a summit of north american leaders. topping the agenda is the growing health threat from the h1n1. emily schmichmidt joins us with preview. >> reporter: the next flu season is just around the corner. that's why today president obama will talk about how to fight the flu in the country where it began. president rack obama's summit with mexican and canadian leaders marks his first meeting with the united states' closest n
ABC
Aug 11, 2009 12:05am EDT
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Aug 14, 2009 7:00am EDT
from the supposed leader of the ohio militia. >> america, it's your wake-up call. >> i think that the president has in effect triggered fears among a fairly large number of white people in this country that they are somehow losing their country. >> reporter: officials tell my colleague pierre thomas at abc news that the president's daily threat matrix has yet to reflect a sharp increase inthreats. but white house officials privately admit deep concern and have told the secret service to keep security tight even if the president himself objects. bill and robin? >> all right, brian. so i bet there's going to be tight security and some very tough questions when president obama heads to montana later today holding the second of three town halls this week to sell and defend his health care reform plan. the president getting support from former president bill clinton, who came to his defense on thursday saying republicans are promoting fear in the health care fight. >>> senior white house correspondent jake tapper has more for us this morning. good morning, jake. >> reporter: good morning,
ABC
Aug 5, 2009 7:00am EDT
be returning to the show. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. diane sawyer, with robin back, on this august 5th, 2009. >> abc news has confirmed who the shooter was. 48at man right ea 48-year-old, george sezini. walked into an l.a. fittsness center, outside of pittsburgh. opened fire on an aerobics class, of 30 to 40 women. >> we're going to show you a lot more of the strange blog that he wrote. said he'd been planning the shooting for more than a year. but wanted to see the results of the presidential election. chris cuomo is there, outside pittsburgh. and he has the latest. good morning, chris. >> we also have our other breaking story we want to talk about, first. we want to show you live pictures from burbank, california, this morning, where a plane carrying the american journalists and former president bill clinton will land late their morning. >> that's right. euna lee and laura ling arriving home, after spending nearly five months in their north korean prison. what happened behind the scenes? we'll bring you that in a moment. >>> right now, let's get t
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Aug 5, 2009 6:00pm EDT
, former president bill clinton who joined them on an emotional journey back to america. >> to the agony of captivity was washed away on a tearful tarmac in loss angeles -- los angeles. dodge the past 140 days have been the st difficult, heart wrenching time of our lives. >> the american journalists were ensnared in a crisis. bill clinton went to meet with the dictator, and he agreed to partner ling and lee. they had been forgiven. they say they persevered to the countless prayers of others. >> is what kept us going in the darkest hours. it is what sustained our faith that we would come home. >> add to that safe environment, they went -- that safe environment they went. it will take time to understand what they endured. home is the only place they want to be. >> she has a little bit weak. she lost a lot of weight as you can probably tell. we're going to stop her with food that she loves and love on her. >> they have been working for months to secure the release. president clinton's presence was critical and that process. >>> it will hear more details on our top story tonight. presi
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Aug 26, 2009 4:30am EDT
. and welcome to a special edition of "america this morning." it was shortly before midnight eastern time when senator ted kennedy lost his valiant battle with brain cancer. >> kennedy guyed at his seaside home in massachusetts, surrounded by his loved ones. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy, and to you, vinita, as well. extraordinarily heavy hearts for the kennedy family here at the kennedy compound, just downed the road behind me. we learned just after midnight this evening, senator ted kennedy succumb to the brain tumor. he spent much of the time these last several months here at the kennedy compound. he's been seen out sailing. though, the family told us in recent days, the bad days have outnumbered the good. there had been some word tha his condition had warsened in coming days. the family released a statement just a short time ago, saying edward kennedy, the husband, father, grandfather, husband and uncle, that we loved so deeply, died tuesday night, in hyannisport. the inspiration of his faith, optimism and perseverance will live on in our hearts forever. as you know, just off
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Aug 25, 2009 4:30am EDT
precedence, plus what elvis' doctor faced, later on "good morning america." >>> a panel has issued a worst-case scenario for the spine flu. the virus could infect half of the country this fall and winter. 1.8 million people could be hospitalized. they say the majority of the cases could be mild. but the virus could till up to 90,000 people. as many as 40,000 deaths occur during a typical flu season, mostly the elderly. >>> in greece, a multinational airborne assault, and minor winds have given firefighters the upper hand against fierce wildfires. 19 water-dropping planes from 4 countries battled the largest fire just outside athens. this morning, mor than 1,000 firefighters and soldiers remain on guard against any flare-ups. >>> preliminary results from afghanistan's election are due out this evening. 10% of the vote has been tallied. the candidates have accused each other of voter fraud. fine expects aren't expected until september 3rd. >>> a familiar name has surfaced as a possible contender for new york's next governor. rudy giuliani is considering a run next year. the former new
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Aug 9, 2009 2:35am EDT
told through sna foods. one of corporate america's most powerful women, pepsi-co's ceo joins me from her company's new plant in china. >>> lessons for life and busine happiness even if will smith doesn't star in your lave story. mr. evans? this is nice from onstar. i have received an automatic signal you've been in a front-end crash. do you need help? yeah. i'll contact emergency services and stay with you. you okay? yeah. onstar. standard for one year on 14 chevy models. >>> increasingly, china is a key for the global economy recover. as it shifts from an export economy to a consumer-led economy. pepsi is investing $1 billion in china trying to get a piece of those consumers as the country shifts back into high gear. recently i spoke with pepsi-coe's ceo indra nooyi on opportunities and challenges presented by a global market. >> china is a country where the opportunities are huge. china also has a lot of issues and it's critically important that companies that come into china work with the chinese governments to make sure they're making a positive impact on society. and you ca
ABC
Aug 15, 2009 7:00am EDT
morning, america, from rock 'n' roll hallowed ground, bethel, new york, the site of woodstock and good morning to my groovy college back in manhattan, kate snow. >> peace to you, about i will. good morning. it is saturday, august 15th. we're also going to have the latest on president obama's trip out west to save his health care reform plan. many on both sides of the debate starting to wonder if his agenda is in some trouble. >>> we'll look at the return of superstar michael vick after 19 months in prison. a lot of questions about whether he should be allowed to make a comeback. >>> but bill is talking about a different kind of comeback. the celebration at woodstock. good morning again, bill. >> good moing, kate. it's going to be a fantastic morning. hard to imagine 40 years ago this moment this field was filled with almost 500,000 people and another million on the road trying to get in. you know, america's full of commemorative battlefields but this is one of those rare commemorative peace fields celebrating the love that broke out 40 years ago enhanced by liberal doses of sex, d
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Aug 28, 2009 4:30am EDT
morning america." >>> there's been an overwhelming turnout to say good-bye to senator edward kennedy. an honor guard stood by his casket, at the kennedy presidential library. >> thousands more are expected to line up through the day. t.j. winick reports from the jfk library in boston. >> reporter: good morning, jeremy and vinita. it was an incredible and one of those uniquely american days here in boston. thousands lined up outside the jfk presidential library thursday night. all waiting to pay their respects at the casket of senator ted kennedy. >> he did a lot for social justice. and for the health care bill. and for the poor lp. >> reporter: at one point, the senator's family came out a greeted those who waited hours to say good-bye. it was an emotional journey earlier in the day, as well, as the hearse departed the family compound in hyannisport. ted kennedy leaving his beloved cape cod for the final time. >> this was his home. he was a friend to people who lived here. >> reporter: his former constituents line the highways and then streets. as the motorcade made the 70-mile journ
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Aug 22, 2009 6:30pm EDT
storm forecast overnight. she'll have more first thing in the morning on "good morning america." >>> now, we turn this evening to the surprising move by some car dealerships to end the cash for clunkers program early. this was supposed to be the final weekend. many customers looking to get in with two days left got an unwelcome surprise. here's laura marquez tonight. >> reporter: bad news for the few shoppers who showed up at this florida car lot, hoping to take advantage of the cash for clunkers program. >> unfortunately i'm too late. >> reporter: hundreds of dealerships stopped the program early. citing an overload of paperwork. >> i we felt that we needed the three days to do the paperwork. we did not want to take a chance on missing a reimbursement. that exceeds the profit on the car. >> please hold. >> reporter: for those car dealerships still accepting clunkers, business was brisk. >> so this is your car? >> this is my car. >> reporter: how old is the car? >> ten years old. >> she wants to turn in her old ford explorer and use the money for a hybrid. >> the timing was right. the en
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Aug 6, 2009 11:00pm EDT
perched state in america. >> president obama also congratulated frigid and democrats for being the number one state to do business in. president obama's approval rating has continued to drop nationwide, something that bob mcdonnell will probablmention on saturday when he gives his address. >>> virginia voters appeared to be split on their approval of president obama. and new survey shows 42% of those polled approve of the president, 51% disapprove. at the margin of error is plus/minus 4.1%. >>> the senate passed a bill pumping an additional $2 billion and its cash for clunkers program, voting just before leaving on their august recess. the house approved additional funding last week. the president is expected to sign the bill which will allow the program to continue. >>> the other big vote, the historic confirmation of sonia sotomayor, the nation's first hispanic justice to serve on the supreme court. the votes were 68-31. while the confirmation was never in doubt, it is still one for the history books. iwith that, sonia sotomayor became the first hispanic and the third woman to si
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Aug 23, 2009 6:00pm EDT
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Aug 30, 2009 8:00am EDT
. >>> good morning, america. >> good morning. it is sunday, august 30th. and just after sunset last night, at arlington national cemetery, senator ted kennedy was laid to rest next to his brothers jack and bobby. and a letter that senator kennedy had written to pope benedict last month was read at that graveside service. that letter had been hand delivered by president obama himself to the pope, and we will have details from the letter and an emotional day. >>> also, it has been four years, four years ago this weekend since hurricane katrina turned new orleans into a swamp. the city has struggled to rebuild, and it's been a slow process. many neighborhoods still have not recovered. many residents still haven't come home. we want to check in on the big easy and see how everybody is coping down there. >>> also this morning we did this kid fit challenge and been following three teens this summer as they battled to change their lifestes. they went away to summer camp. dramatically changed their diets and exercise routines. we'll see how they did. >>> first ron claiborne with the news. good mo
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Aug 6, 2009 6:00pm EDT
sotomayor and her family. i alsohink it is a wonderful day for america. >> it doesn't mean there was not debate over controversial "why is latina -- "wise latina" comment. >> i hope that she actively defends her impartiality against objective influences and prejudices. >> there were rallies on the national mall and watch parties around washington. it secured her future. unless there is a complete meltdown, according to one senator, she was then. >> it is a victory, but i do not know if it is a big victo. he did not try to put someone on the court that would reshape the court for a generation. >> she will be sworn in on saturday in two separate ceremonies. it will be the first one opened to television in the court's history. >> and quite a few people from our area say the judge as a role model for hispanic children. >> as a hispanic woman, she has gone pretty far. >> some people we spoke with hope that she will inspire a community struggling to deal with issues like poverty and discrimination. >>> of the senate is about to vote for more funding for the cash for clunkers program. there
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00am EDT
loudly to what bank of america thinks the heart of the community is - the small business. >>> hello. join one of the free things you can do in ocean city. riding a bicycle down the boardwalk. what is better than this? good morning, washington. >>> montgomery kids get back to school today. your traffic and weather together every 10 minutes. >> the beach days are almost over. it feels like fall out there today. >> wdo our ouriritst ftl l e .ome 40's inub bs . dtrapeemretus tatempetures thatn fromf chantilly, 65 in the district. clouds will mix with some sunshine. it will be a partly sunny afternoon. normally at this time of year, we're in the mid 80's. low humidity. south of town, southern maryland, down to the tidewater, you have a better chance for ome showers. some may be light. around the metro, we will see the sunshine peak on through. it should be a comfortable first day of school for montgomery school kids. fairfax, you have one week to go. >> very heavy for drivers in virginia. there is a broken-down vehicles on 95 north near the occoquan river causing a backup from dale city.
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Aug 9, 2009 6:00pm EDT
to the government when there clearly are people in america who believe in establishing euthanasia. >> reporter: the growing anger and confusion over the original 1,000-page hlth care bill has put the white house and democrats on the defensivive. >> i've also heard the suggestion that this is going to pay for abortions across america. not true in any version of the bill. the same thing when it comes to coverage of undocumented people in america. >> it's hard to ha a discussion about health care reform if you don't really know what it's all about. >> reporter: which means if health care reform is going to happen by the end of the year, the public will want to hear more reasoning -- >> why don't you go home! >> why don't you! >> this is my home! >> reporter: and less ranting. rachelle martin, abc news. >>> overseas now. a typhoon lashed taiwan with as much as 80 inches rain triggering some of the worst flooding in 50 years. a six-story hotel collapsed and plunged into a river after floodwaters eroded its base. all 300 people inside hotel were safely evacuated before that collapse the
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Aug 7, 2009 7:00am EDT
thisorning." >>> good morning, america. and this morning, stunning, new video of the gym shooter. "gma" uncovers another video of george sodini. this time, at a controversial dating seminar. what does it tell us about the killer? >>> the new swine flu rules. the government releases new guidelines, suggesting three shots this year. but is it safe? >>> a sister's celebration. lisa ling tells us how her sister is coping after months in captivity. and what really happened in north korea. >>> and a triple-play in the park. three of the biggest stars from "american idol" perform live in three of the biggest stars from "american idol" perform live in our summer concert series. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, everyone. alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts. diane is off, on this friday, august 7th. and we continue to learn more about the man who opened fire on an aerobics class earlier this week. >> we have a team of reporters looking into this. insight into him will help going forward. and this is a relationship class. a tough-love tutorial, with him participatin
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Aug 4, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. breaking news, as former president bill clinton arrives in north korea. a high-stakes missionoe two, american journalists facing 12 years and hard labor. >>> running on empty. is this the last day to turn that clunker into cash? will the program stall out in the senate? >>> ten seconds of terror. passengers tell us about the moment their packed jetliner dropped like a stone. we answer your questions about turbulence. >>> as children head back to school, we have the swine flu survival kit. >>> and does air conditioning turn you into a popsicle? is this a female thing? we take a stand on our hot is this a female thing? we take a stand on our hot topics this morning. captions paifor by abc, inc. >>> and good morning, america. i'm diane sawyer, with chris cuomo. robin is on assignment, on this august 4th, 2009. and everyone has been thinking all along, who could sweep into north korea? who could gain the american journalists? >> the answer is presidentill clinton. he landed in the capital today. >> it's an extraordinary mission, as you say, because of the hi
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Aug 3, 2009 6:00pm EDT
a position on the high court. >> coming up on abc 7 news at 6:00, riding across america in hopes of helping hundreds o thousands who suffer from a debilitating condition. >> plus a young girl is attacked in her own home. now mclean neighborhood is on edge. we'll get the latest in the search for a suspect. >> doug hill in the weather center. no thunderstorms to talk about in the viewing area. we have lots of hot temperatures in our immediate weather future. we'll talk about that in great tale. that's coming here on a on a p >> police are warning residents in mclean to be on alert after the assault of a 14-year-old girl. this happened overnight in a unit of a peach tree of mclean apartments. investigators say the girl was sleeg on a couch when she awoke to a men standing over her. he apparently pinned her arms down. she screamed and he thread and she was not physically injured. >> the fairfax county board of supervisors voted to approve the expansion of the saundy academy. it will be in one campus adding 200 new students to the fairfax location. residents expressed concerns about incr
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Aug 26, 2009 11:00pm EDT
said this, " for his family, he was a guardian, for america, he was the defender of a dream." when senator edward kennedy lost his battle with cancer at age 77, soap and did an extraordinary life. -- so did an extraordinary life. >> for decades to come, people talk about his legislative accomplishments and public policy. today, i lost my best friend in the senate. >> for a time, ted was known as brother to john and robert, whose lives were cut short by assassins. but this can be forged his own compelling legacy, contributing some of the most compelling legacy of the last century. from civil-rights to voting rights to health care reform, he was the liberal lion of the senate. about as long as i have a vote and as long as i have a voice in the u.s. senate, it will be for the democratic platform that provides health care! >> he forged deep, lasting, and lasting friendships with political conservatives. and he gave his word and kept his word. we became very good friends. >> his life was not without tragedy and disappointment, including his failed presidential bid 30 years ago and the d
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Aug 11, 2009 6:00am EDT
settlement between the bank of america and the s.e.c. over bonuses is on hold. a federal judge says he needs more information before approveing the deal. bank of america agreed to pay the fine on charges it misled the ability to pay bonuses when it bought -- the products' brands and -- well the popular cash for clunkers program may drive up prices for used cars. the rebate program is ending about $750,000 gas guzzlers to the scrap happy instead of car lots where many of them may have gone. that could inflate prices as much as 10% on used cars. gas prices pushed higher for the third week in a row. prices climbed to an average of $2.65 a gallon. michael jackson's final rehearsals are coming to the big screen. a judge approved the right to sell hours of footage taped before his london tour. >> coming up on "good morning america" an exclusive look at the top five places to buy a house right now and not he is thely where houses are the cheapest. that's on "g.m.a." and that's your "moneyscope" report. i'm jeremy hubbard. >> on this tuesday morning 74 degrees. >> coming up on good moing, washington
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Aug 7, 2009 11:35pm EDT
city. when we come back, so you've got an idea you think could be america's next big thing? well, let's see what the simon cowell of invention has to say.  >> they say that necessity is the mother of all invention. about te man you're about to meet could be described as its hed so, because he's launched so many products for some of the hation's biggest companies that he's been given a job by the government government. k?s task? hatd the next big thing that will help spark this sluggish omy.omy. hilearbara pinto reports, while e ere may be no shortage of ideas not everyone is a winner. e ere may be no shortage of ideas not everyone is a winner. >> meet the dreamer. >> hi. >> hi. my name is >> inventors who hope their ideas will strike gold. >> we have an invention. >> is that the invention? >> that's the invention. >> this that is a -- >> it's a swiss army knife of waste accessories, holding dog waste bags. >> they've traveled to this chicago hotel ballroom to meet the man. >> they'll be interested in the inventor. >> doug hall, the brilliant, often barefoot guru of invention? >>
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Aug 4, 2009 4:30am EDT
the money without being reported. >>> coming up on "america this g,moda" inta ha tt didn't end as planned. >> how did this car end upside down in the middle of the desert? dication to lower your bad cholesterol but your good cholesterol and triglycerides are still out of line? then you may not be seeing the whole picture. ask your doctor about trilipix. if you're at high risk of heart disease and taking a diet, adding trilipix can lower fatty triglycerides cholesterol numbers. trilipix has not been shown to prevent heart attacks or stroke more than a statin alone. trilipix is not for everyone, including people with liver, gallbladder, or severe kidney disease, tell your doctor about all the medicines you take and if you are pregnant or may become pregnant. blood tests are needed before and during contact your doctor if you develop unexplained muscle pain or weakness, as this can be a sign of a rare but serious side effect. this risk may be increasedhen trilipix is used with a atin. if you cannot afford your medication, call 1-866-4-trilipix for more information. trilipix. >>> for
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Aug 13, 2009 11:35pm EDT
radical approach works it may save lives and change the face of education in america. captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good evening. we begin with what might be called america's sandwich shop. it is somehow parlayed the obesity epidemic and a troubled economy into a fast food empire, but there are no super sized french fries, no double cheeseburgers dripping this calories. instead these meals are measured in inches and grams of fat and they're now selling at more than 20,000 locations coast to coast. with a home grown pitchman and of course a catchy signature chew. as john berman now reports. >> we all need to eat in boom times and busts. we get hungry no matter what happens to home prices. when the dust settles from the recession, there will still be lunch. what does this economy taste like? >> yeah. >> it tastes fast. fast food sales are projected to increase 4% this year and this might be the new anthem. >> $5. ♪ $5 foot long >> we did double digits last year despite the economy and we are up again this year. >> jeff moody is the ceo of subway. we're in a subway in milford, conne
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Aug 24, 2009 4:30am EDT
trash bin. her mother will speak this morning on "good morning america." >>> hurricane bill is being blamed for the death of a 7-year-old girl at acadia national park in maine. it is spinning over newfound land as it heads into the north atlantic. it is still causing dangerous waves and rip currents as it go yesterday with tragic results. here's richard davies. >> reporter: hurricane bill whipped up the surf that crashed on the rocks in acadia national park. at least 25 people stood at the ocean's edge experiencing what a park guide book calls the thunder of the sea. at this vista called thunder hole. suddenly a huge wave swept over the crowd. >> a bunch of people were standing near the edge and i can understand that because it's compelling. you either want to be near it or you want to be far away from it and i guess they wanted to be near it and they got wet. they got soaked by a wave and then they didn't step back and another wave came and too them out. >> reporter: park rankers and the coast guard launched an air and sea rescue mission for three people swept out into the 55-degree
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Aug 31, 2009 6:00pm EDT
business specialists like myself to the community, i think that speaks loudly to what bank of america thinks the heart of the community is - the small business. >>> first 10 university students are starting the school year with news of another sexual assault that happened yesterday morning he lay down next to the woman, she woke up, and screamed. the pattern is similar to maybe one dozen others and they suspect the same man is responsible preyed on young women in the area are urged to keep their doors locked. >>> two masked teenagers robbed a woman. she pulled into the bank of america atm. they approached her with a fake gun. she gave them money and herself on. >>> big construction work starts tonight on interstate 95 in fairfax and prince william counties. this is part of an expansion project. at the work starts in 9:30 p.m. and will continue overnight. there will be multiple lane closures. the construction is scheduled to be finished by fall 2011. that is a long time. >>> the integrys hope this thesis will come back to haunt them. the republican rout the paperback in 1989 as a part
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Aug 15, 2009 6:30pm EDT
discussion that america deserves, one where we lower our voices, listen to one another and talk about differences that really exist. >> reporter: rowdy town halls, and misinformation about the president's health care plan, have fueled growing criticism from right to left and put reform on the ropes. >> every time we're in sight of health care reform. the special interests fight back with everything they got. they use influence. run ads and political allies try to scare the heck out of everybody. we can't let them do it this time. >> reporter: some like what they heard in the town hall in montana last night. but the concern that many cost up, time and again, the price tag. >> that's all we get is bull. you can't tell us how you're going to pay for this. >> you are absolutely right. that i can't cover another 46 million people for free. >> reporter: the other hot button issue, the president's plan for a government-run health insurance program to compete with private insurer, leaving democrats now saying that may have to go by the wayside. >> the last thing the government needs is
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Aug 21, 2009 4:30am EDT
talk with a close friend of jasmin later on "good morning america." >>> with another flu season around the corner, medical experts are recommending that younger and older americans get their flu shots. but there is a surprising, new recommendation this year. as dr. timothy johnson reports. >> reporter: for regular or seasonal flu, the center for disease control currently recommends giving flu vaccinations to children under the age of 5 and adults over the age of 50. as these gros tend to suffer more severe symptoms from the flu. but new research finds that targeting school-aged children and their parents for vaccination, may be better to contain the spread of seasonal flu, or even swine flu. using information from the flu epidemics of 1918 and 1957, researchers predicted that an influenza epidemic in the u.s. today, would be best addressed by a targeted distribution of a vaccine to children aged 5 to 19. d their parents, as these groups are most likely to spread the virus to the rest of the population. these findings offer a different approach to disease control that may inform
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Aug 12, 2009 7:00am EDT
captions by vitac >>> good morning, america. and this morning, town hall showdown. as the frenzy grows over health care reform -- >> you don't trust me? >> the president tries to separate fact from fury, but is it working? >>> right-hand man. he helped bernie madoff steal billions from investors, now he says he's ready to name names. >>> and american father, fighting for the young son he says was stolen and left in an italian orphanage. he joins us live with his dramatic story. >>. >> a jewel heist out a hollywood movie. how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d how did crooks steal sz 65 million worth of jewels s in d daylight? captions paid for by abc, inc. >>> good morning, alongside chris cuomo, i'm robin roberts diane sawyer is off on this wednesday, august 12th. president obama becoming a sort of fact-checker in chief. >> he hasn't seen the ugly scenes we've seen elsewhere, he's the president after all. but look at los angeles this morn, people lining up for free health care. >> so let's begin with our senior white house correspondent jake tapper with the la
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Aug 19, 2009 7:00am EDT
>>> good morning, america. this morning, without warning. >> there it is. >> a texas twister bears down on shoppers. the roof of a department store collapses. parked cars overturned like small toys. we're live with all the pictures. >>> out in the atlantic, hurricane bill, now a monster category 4. what's the latest on how and when it might hit the east coast? >>> president obama takes a new tack on health care. george stephanopoulos with all the latest. >>> and historic revenge. how a model took on an anonymous attacker. a secret blogger on google, and got the court to give her the name, so she could make a call. ♪ why can't we be friends >>> and new contributor, steve harvey, takes on all the things we argue about. this morning, can you tstru it when your significant other says he or she is just a friend? tough love and laughs, as only he or she is just a friend? tough love and laughs, as only steve harvey delivers. captions paid for by abc, inc. 14 and good morning to all of you. diane sawyer with chris cuomo, on this wednesday august 19th, 2009. robin is away. what a storm th
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Aug 4, 2009 12:05am EDT
abc news, good night, america. >>> hi, i'm jimmy kimmel and this is my friend and security guard guillermo. guillermo is very busy, so busy he has to shower at work. >> that's why i use nivea for men. >> yes, active three very convenient, but aren't there a lot of thee three in one grooming products, guillermo? >> yes but nivea for men active three is the only body wash that allows you to shower and shampoo and shave so you can get more done. >> are you saying it allows you to shower, save and shampoo all at once? >> yes. it's a smooth shave, jimmy. feel it. >> wow. that is a -- you are one smooth little mexican, aren't you? >> thank you, nivea for men active three. two friends will get to visit "jimmy kimmel live" to work smarter with security guard guillermo and then head to vai .as -- vegas toanhardert. at m want. >> "jimmy kimmel live," back in two minutes with "the bachelorette" jillian harris, zac sutherland and seth green. nivea's first 3-in-1 shower...shampoo...and shave. it's almost everything men need for grooming... almost. new active 3 from nivea for men. what men wan
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Aug 21, 2009 12:05am EDT
at abc news, good night, america. >>> tonight on "jimmy kimmel live" -- >> when jeff and i got married they taught us that [ bleep ] is three seconds. >> quentin tarantino. >> i heard that brad pitt is in the movie. i heard you got him drunk. >> i did not get him drunk. it's his wine. he lives on a vineyard. that's how you get the most sought after guy on the planet earth. ♪ i want porno, i want porno i want porno ♪ >> rachel nichols. >> you guys have a fight in the movie. >> we have a really brutal kind of kick-ass fight. >> really? what were you wearing when you guys did that? >> come out in the sequel. >> "jimmy kimmel live" back in two minutes with quentin tarantino. from "g.i. joe", rachel nichols. and comedian doug benson. make me realize... that you need some of these "comfy weekend jeans? or you could get your booty in these dreamer jeans. supportive, like my man wesley. you'd look smoking in these supegirl, th're 19 ucks./ just get 'em all. i'm not talking about new jeans. i'm talking about... hey babe! josh?! it's tie for me to find... "new jeans." new jeans?! ann
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Aug 12, 2009 5:00am EDT
america." we'll take to you los angeles and a different focus on the health care debate. hundreds who are waiting in line to get it for free. the full story on "gma." >> have a great morning. >> just moments away, tempers are flaring. we'll see in the health care debate is breaking down. plus, police need your help in looking for a person of interest in the death of a woman. >> and there are more problems for metro. we're going to check out some more scrutiny to agency's employees. good morning, washington begins right now. captioned by the national captioning institute -- www.ncicap.org -- >> and good morning, washington, and thank you, so much for joining us i'm alison starling. >> and pamela brown. doug mckelway has the morning off. those stories and more in a minute but first we begin with your traffic and weather. here's brian with the cooler forecast we hope, brian? >> yes. not quite as toasty, 97 on monday, 90's yesterday but the front is working its way through. outside right now 63 in frederick. 71 in centerville. winds light out of the northwest. still kind of thick out ther
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Aug 9, 2009 10:00am EDT
facebook page friday night ndid that the america i know a love is not one in which my nts or my baby with down syndrome will have to stand in fronbaof o'sma death panel so ba dd on a subjective judgment , of their level of productivity in society, whether they are worthy of health care. such a system is downright evil. now, as you know, mr. speaker, the president called that outland issue. >> why doesn't see put up what dr. zeke anuel said. he's the chief health care adviser -- >> he's not the chief health care adviser. he's written three articles from 1996 and 2008 that include some of those phrases. >> the standards. >> those phrases up here nowhere in the bill. let me respond to what's in the bill. the only thing in the bill would allow medicare to pay for what they say is voluntary counseling on end-of-life issues. >> i think people are very concerned when you start talking about cost controls that a bureaucracy -- you're asking to us trust the government. now, i'm not talking about the obama administration. but the government. you're asking us to decide that we believe that
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Aug 6, 2009 3:05am EDT
tomorrow, america will be reintroduced to the woman who brought french cooking to our kitchens. >> on good morning america she was a contributor for the better part of two decades. we are going to the abc news vault this morning for a taste of julia on gma during the 1980s. >> one of the most magical things in cooking is the making of an omelet. we are so lucky to have with us one of the great magicians of cooking, julia child, to explain how any of us, and i repeat how any of us can make an omelet. >> pull it towards you. if you put it up there -- jerk is towards you. >> i see, like this. >> there, you see. >> oh, yeah. >> now don't -- remember jerk towards you. >> a little edgy. >> let me do that again. >> show me. >> it's out there, jerk towards you. when all of the beans turn over by themselves, you've got it. >> oh, when they all, okay. i'm practicing jerking. here i am. >> it has the look of a mucous coating is what it is. you have to scrub it. it's the edges of the wings which don't have much meat on them. that gets trimmed off and we come up here into a bony section and that g
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Aug 28, 2009 6:00am EDT
million. coming up on "good morning america," where to shop for groceries at better prices. and that is your "money scope" report. i am vinita nair. >>> 6:21, 74 degrees. >> an incredible power union in california. >> she shocked me. the best news impossibly here. >> we will hear how a woman was found after nearly two after being kidnapped. >> later today, ready to laugh out loud. george lopez is part of oprah's comedy hour. >> we thank you for waking up with us. you're watching "good morning washington." >>> this is an unbelievable story. a california kidnapping case has come to an astonishing and. >> hundreds of leads went cold. she has surfaced along with disturbing details. we have more. >> it is a reunion 18 years in the making. police believe jaycee dugard has come home. >> she was in good health. >> to call this an improbable story is an understatement. 11-year-old jaycee was waiting for the school bus. a car with two passengers grabbed jaycee. what happened was one of the largest searches for and other abducted child in california history. there were coastaposters and vi. >> on
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